Clinical Nurse Residency, Outpatient Vaccine Clinic

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Ideal candidate will be a recent graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing, passed NCLEX and possess a valid RN license.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services, using clinical skills and visual, aural, and analytical abilities. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes, requiring strong interpersonal skills.

Integrates knowledge of age-specific care needs, principles of oncology practice, institutional goals and standards, and current professional practice standards in providing care for patients. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies; actively participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies.

Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Frequency

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue Patient Contact

Wearing Protective Equipment

Deadlines

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

All clinical nurses with less than one year of registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification if working in the following department: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if working in the following departments: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761) or Pedi - Child & Adolescent Center (113200).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 142711
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Rotating, Varied, Weekends
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000
  • Science Jobs: No